Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has commissioned Michael Schwab, one of America’s most recognized graphic artists, to create exclusive artwork for the 2011 edition of the network’s TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place April 28 – May 1 in Hollywood. The official poster and other designs created by Schwab will be used throughout the festival and in all promotional materials, including festival merchandise.
Schwab has created several film genre-based images for the TCM Classic Film Festival. You can see romance, musicals, dramas and westerns. He also created an image to highlight the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the centerpiece venue for the festival. Schwab will be on-hand during the TCM Classic Film Festival to sign the official festival poster for festival passholders. His work can also be seen at Turner Classic Movie official site.
Discussing the project, Schwab says, “Movies have always played a starring role in my life and in my work. As a kid, I remember stealing away to my small town theater and getting lost in the great classics. Those iconic images of American film have, in many ways, influenced my own artistic style. It’s a style that is defined, much like these classic movies, by bold, dramatic and memorable graphic images. It’s an honor to have been chosen by TCM to create these exciting and historic portraits.”